The Perfume Passage Foundation Page
The Mission of the Perfume Passage Foundation is to preserve the history, beauty and artistry of perfume bottles, compacts, ephemera and related vanity items. Through education, awareness and access to the collection, library and archives, our objective is to inspire art lovers, collectors, archivists and curators to keep this history alive.
July 19, 2024
Perfumes in Paris... ...
Paris has always been one of our favorite European cities to visit. From the museums to the restaurants to the shopping to visiting our perfume collecting friends, we've spent many vacations traveling through the "City of Light!"

We're already planning our next trip to Paris, but we won't be in town for the upcoming Olympics.
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So for this month, we thought we'd share the Paris and Olympic-related perfumes and vanity items that are in the collection at Perfume Passage!

Sincerely,
Jeffrey and Rusty, Co-founders

June 27, 2024
The Child in All of Us... ...
We believe that the act of collecting is timeless and started when we were children! Weren't we all natural collectors with a hoard of rocks, marbles, comic books, baseball cards or dolls that we considered our treasures?

Could it also be that our transition to collecting perfumes and vanity items might have really started with the stockpile of items that we stored in a shoe box under the bed?
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So for this issue, we're celebrating the child in all of us, highlighting the children's themed items on display throughout our galleries!

Sincerely,
Jeffrey and Rusty, Co-founders

May 20, 2024
Hollywood and the Movies......
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Like most collectors, it's the memories of the past that draw us to the treasures we search for. One category of perfumes and vanity items that have been of interest to us for years are those that are connected to the film industry, Hollywood and celebrities.

We have fond memories from when we lived in California, and the stories these collectibles tell and the history they provide often make us smile, which in turn encourages us to keep searching for them!

So for this issue, we're sharing stories and histories of the Hollywood and celebrity perfume and vanity collections at Perfume Passage!

Sincerely,
Jeffrey and Rusty, Co-founders

April 17, 2024
Elsa Schiaparelli..... ...
Over the years, so much has been written about the relationship between the fashion and perfume industries, and we haven't met a perfume collector who doesn't love the bottles introduced by their favorite designer!
Perfume Passage has embraced this obvious connection through our many displays of perfumes and vanity items launched by fashion designers throughout the 20th century.

For this issue, we'd like to share the perfumes and accessories by one of our favorite designers, Elsa Schiaparelli.

Sincerely,
Jeffrey and Rusty, Co-founders

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March 16, 2024
Meeting Serge...
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One of our favorite ways to preserve the history, beauty and artistry of perfume bottles is when we've had the opportunity to meet the perfumers, designers and artists who created the bottles that are part of our collection.

Unfortunately, these can be fleeting moments, and we do treasure each opportunity we've had over the years.
In 2006, we met French artist and perfume bottle designer Serge Mansau. We were aware of his bottle designs, but not of him as the artist. We realize that others might not be familiar with Serge as the designer of bottles they love, yet they most likely own one or more of his creations!

So for this issue, we thought we'd share our stories about Serge, his bottles and their history!

Sincerely,
Jeffrey and Rusty, Co-founders

February 16, 2024
It's Mardi Gras...
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Did you know that the word Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday? This day is the final day of celebrations before Ash Wednesday, when the season of Lent starts. And did you also know that the time between the Epiphany--January 6th, or Three Kings Day, is not only the end of the 12 days of Christmas; it's also the start of Carnival?

Whichever name you use for these six weeks in 2024 (February 13 to March 31), they are celebrated throughout the world with parades and beads, masked balls with costumes, elaborate dinners and of course, family traditions.

January 27, 2024
Perfume Lamp History...
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A Note From The Founders...

We began collecting mens fragrances many many years ago. And like most collectors, we soon branched out, searching for other perfume related items that piqued our interest.

We always loved items that served a dual purpose and once we learned about perfume lamps and burners, we knew we found our next collecting category!
What better time to enjoy the aromas from a perfume lamp or perfume burner than the winter months? We hope you enjoy the aromatic history of some of our favorite collectibles in this issue.

Sincerely,
Jeffrey and Rusty, Co-founders

October 29, 2023
The Beginnings of Bottles...
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A Note From The Founders...

We enjoyed the “Go Figure” symposium at our recent IPBA convention, seeing all the fun figural perfume presentations in a variety of categories.

Who knew you could dab or spritz from a bottle shaped like a shoe, lamp or pair of dice!
Of course it got us thinking about all of the novelty perfume bottles and figural compacts in our collection.

So for this issue, we thought we'd share Perfume Passage's perfume bottles and compacts that are shaped like something else!
Sincerely,
Jeffrey and Rusty, Co-founders

September 29, 2023
The Deco Gallery...
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A Note From The Founders...

The Art Deco era has always been very special to us for its architectural and design elements. The straight and smooth lines, heavy geometric shapes and sleek forms created the perfect balance in what we feel is the most glamorous time in history.

And of course our collecting interests feature perfumes, compacts and vanity items that reflect the deco style.
In January 2021 our PassageWAY eNews highlighted the Deco gallery at Perfume Passage. We've added to our deco collection and displays and so we thought we'd share the changes and additions in this issue!
Sincerely,
Jeffrey and Rusty, Co-founders

August 24, 2023
Planes, Trains & Automobiles...
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles was a 1987 comedy film that starred actors Steve Martin and John Candy. While we don't remember watching the movie, the title is catchy and sums up the most popular modes of transportation.

We've shared many of the travel souvenir vanity items on display at Perfume Passage, along with our recent European adventures in the June and July PassageWAYs. So it makes sense that we end the summer months sharing the fun and unusual planes, trains and automobile vanity items we also have on display!
And of course we have other transportation themed items, who knew there could be so many!

July 24, 2023
Let's Go to Europe...
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Of the seven continents, Europe ranks sixth in size, spanning 3.8 million square miles and comes in at third in population rankings with 746 million people.

Did you also know that Europe includes both the largest and smallest nations in the world? Out of 44 European countries, Russia at 6.6 million square miles is the biggest and Vatican City is the smallest at under two square miles!
We get it! Europe is a large continent, with so many "must-see" sights and cities. You can spend several days in each country or city and still not absorb all the history or visit all the tourist attractions highlighted in the guide books.

So when we planned our first post-Covid extended European trip, we decided to limit ourselves to London and Paris, two of our favorite cities.

June 26, 2023
On the Road Again...
Road trip! - The words can evoke fond memories for many of us -- station wagons, campgrounds, family trips and squabbles about who had to sit next to the sibling who always got car sick!

We all remember that a favorite part of traveling and exploring by car, bus and train was collecting souvenirs along the way.
Today the vanity related souvenir items that were purchased many years ago are highly collectible. While the compacts were probably purchased to use and the perfumes to wear, they often ended up in a drawer or box as a memento of the fun trip.

Maybe you visited tourist attractions or attended special events and bought a vanity item that are still part of your collection? Please share!
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May 29, 2023
Wedding History...
What once began as financial transactions with guests as witnesses, making them legitimate contracts, weddings have evolved into elaborate celebrations regardless of culture, religion or tradition.

The earliest wedding is said to have taken place over 4000 years ago and before that, families were considered groups of about 30 people with several leaders and shared partners.
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April 27, 2023
From the Beginning...
Jeffrey's interest in perfumes started in his junior year of college as he spent a semester studying abroad in Madrid. While buying school supplies he wandered into the fragrance section of a department store and purchased a Spanish cologne called "Campos de Ibiza," that he liked. He wore it the entire time he was in Spain and when he returned to the US, packed the bottle away.
"I discovered the bottle three years later when I was moving, and the moment I smelled the cologne, memories of my time and friendships in Spain came flooding back to me. I wondered how a fragrance could do that, so I began to learn about the history of perfumes and also became fascinated with the artistry of the bottles and packaging," Jeffrey explained.

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March 29, 2023
Early Solids...
The history of solid perfumes can be traced to ancient Egyptian times when scents were often created using beeswax and fragrant oils. It's been said that Cleopatra concocted a mix of spices and oils, pouring them into ceramic amphoras that could be refilled and used again.
Cleopatra understood the power of perfume's universal allure over 2000 years ago, famously lavishing her suitors with the scent of roses. She is depicting on the mural in the Vault gallery (above).

Centuries ago public odors were smoke, open sewers and rotting food and all were a definite assault to our nose! It was no wonder that both men and women were looking for fragrant potions out of a matter of necessity.

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January 16, 2023
Early Men's Scents...
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Perfumes, especially men's fragrances, have certainly evolved since ancient times.

Centuries ago public odors were smoke, open sewers and rotting food and all were a definite assault to our nose! It was no wonder that both men and women were looking for fragrant potions out of a matter of necessity.

Obviously, bathing is the best choice when we want to smell good and be clean, but throughout history the basic activity of bathing wasn't a reality for many.

While there were soaps sold in salons and perfumeries, many were also home made using pungent and dangerous ingredients. So it seemed to make sense that using fragrance was a preferred and easier method to cover up body odors.

December 10, 2022
Holiday Collecting Categories...
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The holiday season is celebrated in many different ways, and it's all about family and friends. And of course, perfumes and vanity items!

We didn't realize the variety of holiday themed items we've collected over the years until we started to unpack and organize them for our seasonal displays.

Like all collectibles, holiday themed perfumes and vanity items can also fit into specific collecting categories. Bottles, compacts, powders and ephemera are just a few categories that are included in the Perfume Passage holiday collection that are on display throughout the galleries.

November 18, 2022
What are they?...
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When Deborah began searching for the filigree items, the internet and eBay became her new best friends, and her knowledge, along with her collection grew. In 2003 she led a round table discussion on filigree jeweled bottles and vanity items at the Orlando convention.
She continued researching the companies that manufactured these items with the intention of writing a book one day.

One of the new displays at Perfume Passage includes items from Deborah's brassy and jeweled vanity collection. We have also continued her research and have uncovered additional information on their history and the companies that manufactured them.


October 10, 2022
October Days....
While Halloween is the focus of the month, there are several notable days to celebrate and acknowledge with the perfume and vanity themed items throughout our galleries!

Oktoberfest, ending on the third of the month after a two-and-a-half week beer festival, is not only a huge event in Munich, Germany, but includes celebrations around the world.
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September 20, 2022
Read All About It....
We know that libraries are spaces that hold a collection of books. They protect books, celebrate books and make the books available to anyone who wants to read them.

The library at Perfume Passage does all that and more! Located on the lower level, the entry to the library is through the outside courtyard or through the hallway near the elevator.
Once inside, the shelves and shelves of books, magazines and catalogs will invite you in to spend time researching and learning. For perfume and vanity aficionados, the library is like no other, as the majority of materials relate to the items that we collect and can be found throughout the galleries!

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July 27, 2022
Paul Poiret - Couturier & Perfumer

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During the summer of 2013, the International Perfume Museum in Paris, hosted a Paul Poiret exhibit.

Known as the world's first designer of both fashion and perfume, Poiret was a visionary who revolutionized perfume in the 20th century.

Items from this Paul Poiret exhibit have been acquired by Perfume Passage and are now on permanent display.

June 30, 2022
A Note From The Founders

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Perfume Passage celebrated like it was 2019!

We were so excited to see our friends, share experiences and attend our convention after a three year absence! Seems like just yesterday we were all together, celebrating the grand opening of Perfume Passage 1095 days ago!

So much has happened in all of our lives in the past few years and being able to gather safely again certainly surpassed our expectations.
We'd like to share some of the convention Perfume Passage highlights with you as we know that friendships, fun times and good memories are some of the best reasons to celebrate the precious things in life.

Sincerely,
Jeffrey and Rusty 
Co-founders


April 6, 2022
March Madness and April Showers!

Sometimes sports make history, sometimes sports is history!

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Sports have been around since the beginning of time. Well, actually not since the beginning of time, but sports as we know them today, do take their origins from more primitive events and pastimes.

Although it's impossible to know for sure, wrestling and boxing are considered some of the first sports played, along with running competitions.


February 6, 2022
Love Is In The Air!
On February 14, married couples, boyfriends and girlfriends, students and teachers all honor Valentine's Day with funny and romantic cards, special dinners and gooey chocolates.

The history of the day and all associated with it, might be considered mysterious, questionable and even dubious, but at Perfume Passage we choose to believe in the power of LOVE!
Our galleries are filled with perfumes, compacts and vanity items that we absolutely LOVE. And when these items actually include images of LOVE like hearts and cupids, we LOVE them even more!

In this issue, we are sharing Valentine related items that we LOVE and know you'll LOVE them as well!
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January 15, 2022
The Power of the Powder!

"Using the Powder Room" and "Powdering your Nose"
Both phrases were early 20th century euphemisms that referred to a ladies' bathroom in a public place and why a lady needed to go there!

We know ladies really used face powders, and the beautiful cardboard boxes that held the messy loose powder would adorn her vanity table.
Perfume Passage has a collection of cardboard powder boxes whose graphics can be considered miniature works of art! On your next visit to the galleries you'll see powder boxes and perfumes by the same companies that used the same scent.
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December 25 2021
'Tis The Season Of Ephemera
Paper tears. Paper gets thrown away. Paper catches fire. But most of all, paper is collected. Paper, also known as ephemera, is one of the fastest growing collecting categories, and perfume and compact collectors know the best way to learn about our collections is through their paper trail.

The tidbits of information that can be found on old photographs, pamphlets, advertisements, trade cards and a myriad of other paper memorabilia can lead to discovering more about those mystery items in our collections.
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September 21 2021
Artists, Designers, Fashion and Perfume!
It is now common for fashion designers, celebrities and athletes to endorse perfumes or to develop their own fragrances. For some, our choice of scent is as important as the clothes we wear.

We've known that for decades, fashion designers and artists have collaborated with perfumers to develop some of the most iconic and well-known fragrances.

We would like to share some of our favorite collaborations.

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August 25 2021
Ding Dong, Avon Calling!
After newsletters on American beauty companies, barbershops and beauty around the world, it is only fitting to highlight one of the most impactful companies worldwide. Avon, originally named California Perfume Company, not only was the first to recognize the value of women in the workforce, but enabled women to become entrepreneurs in a time dominated by men.
Since its inception, Avon has continued to support causes that empowers, educates and encourages health and wellness for women.

For many of us, Avon represents the fabric of our youth, our lives and carries a nostalgic sense of days gone by.

We hope you enjoy learning more about the Avon company and the amazing contribution it holds.

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Perfume Passage Journal

We are launching our annual subscription program, beginning with the Summer 2022 publication on fashion illustrator and artist Rene Gruau, available to ship now.

The magazines will be published in the Summer, Fall/Winter and Spring. The annual subscription will include three print versions of the magazine. Click here, JOURNAL SUBSCRIPTION, to visit our website and subscribe!

A new publication, Issue No. 6 "Ephemera Journal" is now available and, along with past Journals -- Rudy Profumi, Robj, American Beauty, Made in Chicago and Rene Gruau, can be purchased on the Perfume Passage website or while visiting Perfume Passage!


Spring 2022
Welcome to the fourth publication of Perfume Passage Journal.

At Perfume Passage Foundation we continue to expand our educational outreach programs. Earlier this year we published a special edition Journal to coincide with the International Perfume Bottle Association 2022 annual convention, appropriately titled Made In Chicago.

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The Made in Chicago Journal had only been available in print form. Now a digital version is available to everyone.

The Chicago area played an important role in the development and expansion of the perfume and cosmetic industries. Learn about the fascinating history and products manufactured by successful "Windy City" companies since the late 1880s in this issue.



Summer 2021
Welcome to the third publication of Perfume Passage Journal.

For this issue, we chose a broad subject instead of focusing on one individual company.  There is such a rich history of US cosmetic companies, we decided to celebrate "American Beauty." Through extensive research, we’ve documented hundreds of successful companies which left their marks, made their fortunes and revolutionized the beauty industry in the early twentieth century.   
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We highlight the very beginning of cosmetics and fragrances in the world and follow the transformation of beauty which has become a nearly $100 billion dollar industry today.   

Women’s beauty trends have changed dramatically over the centuries and we will take you on a journey to discover the evolution of beauty and makeup styles.

We hope you enjoy the magazine, and we thank you for your interest.  



Spring 2021
Welcome to the second publication of Perfume Passage Journal.

For this issue, we chose an interesting French company whose designs and creativity captured the imagination of Parisians and visitors from around the world during the 1920s. We are thrilled to share the history of Robj and its amazing oeuvre of glass and porcelain fragrance burners, lamps, lighters, decanters, bibelots and perfumes. 
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We celebrate the 1920s-30s and the social, economic, and cultural events that took place during these years. It is the decade that brought us the most iconic perfume in history, Chanel No. 5. As the 100th Anniversary of this iconic perfume approaches, we are working on an article in collaboration with Giorgio Dalla Villa and Daniela Candio from the Museo del Profumo in Milan, Italy. You will find a teaser in the magazine and we look forward to sharing the story of this incredible fragrance and its impact on society in a future Journal. 



Autumn 2020
The Perfume Passage Foundation has published our very first magazine, Perfume Passage Journal.  This inaugural issue is dedicated to the Italian perfume company, Rudy Profumi which is celebrating its centennial. 
It was founded in 1920 and continues to operate today under the management of third and fourth generation family members.

We embarked on this mission in collaboration with Museo di Profumo in Milan, who shared a wealth of information on the Rudy Profumi Company.
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In each edition of Perfume Passage Journal, you will find articles that document the known history of a specific subject available in our collection. Each Journal will serve as a digital archive on a topic or theme, and when new information or images are discovered, they will be added to the publication archives.

The artifacts represented in the Journal can be found in exhibits in our galleries at Perfume Passage. We hope that once we're able to re-open for tours, you'll plan a visit to admire the whimsical figural perfumes by Rudy Profumi!




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August 4 2021
The American Barbershop

Shave and a haircut - two bits!
The nostalgic barbershop inspired call and response reminds many little boys of the times they accompanied their fathers to the barber for a haircut and shave.
While those who could afford perfume were usually concerned with their appearance and fashion accessories, the sanitary standards of the day was most likely the deciding choice to douse one's self with scent!

As we recently celebrated Father's Day, we hope the barbershop windows in the Passageway will not only offer you a glimpse into the past, but will evoke fond memories at the same time.

Enjoy learning about the history of the barbershop as early barbers were known for much more than cutting hair, acting as surgeons, dentists and religious officials as well.

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June 28 2021
What Can Be Devoured or Worn As a Fashion Accessory?
The first mention of a perfumer being recorded was in ancient Mesopotamia. We know that the ancient Egyptians used scents in all aspects of their lives from religious ceremonies to burial rituals. Perfume wearers also conveyed their social status by wearing fragrances--lily was a popular scent.
While those who could afford perfume were usually concerned with their appearance and fashion accessories, the sanitary standards of the day was most likely the deciding choice to douse one's self with scent!

One of the IPBA's founding members, Joyce Geeser, began collecting early perfume bottles, vinaigrettes and pomanders after first finding some perfume bottles at a local garage sale in the 1970s.
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May 17 2021
There is More to That Cane
That Meets the Eye!


What do Charlie Chaplin, Willy Wonka and Winston Churchill have in common?
They were almost never seen without their canes!
We know that a cane is a stick or short staff that is used to assist with walking. However, did you know that from the mid 1500s through the 1930s, canes were considered an accessory item that "proper" ladies and gentlemen wouldn't consider leaving the house without one.
Canes, also called walking sticks, weren't intended to be used as much as worn. They could be hand-carved from wood, bamboo, ivory, bone or animal horn. Sometimes they were made of porcelain, Bakelite (plastic), gold, silver or even glass. They could be enameled and embedded with gemstones.
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April 27 2021
Beauty is only Skin Deep

Cosmetics have a fascinating history, as beauty ideals have changed dramatically over the last few centuries.
The word cosmetic is derived from the Greek word kosmein, which means to decorate or to adorn. When the ancient Egyptian tombs were excavated, archaeologists discovered Kohl containers, some made of ivory, bone and wood.
Kohl was a black mineral used to embellish eye lashes and eye lids. In addition to a cosmetic that was applied with a spoon or stick, kohl could protect from insects that caused eye diseases as well as shielding eyes from the hot desert sun.
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February 20 2021
A Tale of the Purse


Almost everything connected with perfume and perfume bottles on display at Perfume Passage evoke memories. And for most, it's these memories that start us collecting.

So it should be no surprise that perfume bottle collectors also seek vintage compacts, purses, powder boxes and related vanity items to enhance their perfume interests. The opposite is also true, as through Perfume Passage, compact and purse collectors can now experience the allure and history of perfume bottles.
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January 28 2021
The Story behind the Deco Gallery
In past newsletters we have highlighted the Passageway and the Drugstore. In this issue we will give you the story of how the Deco Gallery came to be.

The Art Deco era has always been very special to us for its architectural and design elements perspective. The straight and smooth lines, heavy geometric shapes, streamlined and sleek forms creating the perfect balance in what we feel is the most glamorous time in our history.
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January 3 2021
Twelve Bears of Christmas!
You have heard of the 12 days of Christmas which is the period in Christian theology that marks the span between the birth of Christ and the coming of the Magi, the three wise men.
We are celebrating with our very own version. Our favorite Twelve Bears of Christmas from our collection. These are mostly Harrods annual limited editions, one prototype and one regular Estee Lauder release for good company.
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December 20, 2020
'Tis The Season

December is more than just the holidays as we know them. In this issue we hope to share a collection of artifacts from our collection that will represent not just the holidays but the entire month of December!
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December 5, 2020
Around The World With Perfumes - Part 3



We conclude our journey with the discovery of the new world and the evolution of perfumes around the globe.

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October 27, 2020
Around The World With Perfumes - Part 2
We continue on our world travel series through the eyes of our perfumes and the cultures that influenced them.
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September 29, 2020
Around The World With Perfumes - Part 1
We welcome you to our world travel series through the eyes of perfumes, cultures and bottles that influenced them. To understand the history of perfume, we must look at the trade routes of ancient times.
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August 9, 2020
Dog Days of Summer
Pictured here is our very own Skye (Alaskan Malamute). More than a dog, she is truly a member of our family. Many days she accompanies me (Rusty) to work here at Perfume Passage.

During these hot and humid dog days of summer, Skye enjoys air conditioning indoors and getting much attention.
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July 19, 2020
Red, White & Blue
Colors of an American Tradition!
July represents fireworks, patriotism, 4th of July and summer gatherings with family and friends. This year however, it is different. We continue to face a pandemic, maintain social distance and care for those around us that are vulnerable by covering our faces.
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June 16, 2020
Shulton Company
Early American Old Spice
June is a time to celebrate the start of Summer and Father's Day.

We are dedicating this issue to all the dads in our lives. And what better way than to highlight an American Classic Fragrance that reminds many of their fathers.
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Perfume Passage News Items
September 29, 2020
The Evolution of Gadget Canes (Video)
Besides perfume bottles, vanity items and ephemera, we have a collection of gadget canes on display at Perfume Passage. These marvels hid many items, primarily weapons such as daggers, swords and even guns. Our collection also includes canes that concealed compacts, perfume bottles and other vanity items.

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July 18, 2020
Trench Art
Art has different functions throughout history, having many unique and different reasons for being created. And we know that art is in the eye of the beholder. Trench Art certainly fits this definition.

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July 18, 2020
Paint On Hosiery During War Years
The Second World War influenced fashion in a great many ways. Between women going to work in huge numbers and war rationing, fashion got a huge make over.

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June 15, 2020
Men's Hygiene
Americans had been as reluctant to bathe as Europeans, but by the late 19th century, the United States leapt toward the eradication of dirt and smells, adopting novel cleaning devices like showers and toothbrushes, which were supported by the latest studies on hygiene.

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May 30, 2020
Why My Mask Protects You and Your Mask Protects Me, goes back to the 17th century
The oldest living American is 115 years old and resides in North Carolina. She's one of over 300,000 centenarians worldwide and while most were too young to remember details of living through the 1918 flu pandemic, many do recall the required lockdowns, neighborhood deaths and mandatory wearing of masks.

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May 9, 2020
CARON PARIS - SINCE 1904
Established in 1904 by two, free and independent spirits, Caron brought together perfumer Ernest Daltroff and former dressmaker Felicie Wanpouille, who formed a perfume company that broke the codes of its time with their first creations.

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March 15, 2020
Reflections of Travel Adventures
SS Teutonic

We are living in unprecedented times. Life has changed in a world of pandemic, however, March is a travel month for many! Students have a week-long vacation from school. Parents are ready to take a trip to a sunny destination to get away from the gloomy cold weather. And people are often ready for a break after a busy start to a new year. And although now is not a good time to take a cruise, we did want to celebrate March by climbing aboard an ocean liner, a popular travel adventure.

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November 12, 2019
Acqua Dei Rii Di Venezia (Italy circa 1920’s) Designed by Umberto Bellotto (1882 - 1940)
Venice, the city of canals and romantic gondola rides in the Veneto region, northeastern Italy.

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July 22, 2019
The Charley Ross Cologne Bottle
Charley Ross, 4, and his brother Walter, 5, were kidnapped on July 1, 1874, from the front yard of their family's home in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. This bottle was designed to help find the boy, who unfortunately was never found.

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May 3, 2019
1912 Lalique Fougeres Perfume Bottle Pushes Auction Total to Half Million
In the smallest Perfume Bottles Auction in 11 years, the firm offered 180 lots, realizing just above a half million dollars, making it the best per-item result in its history.

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